25 February 2020
24 August 2021
The book is certainly fine, but it’s also uncritical, in the fact that it takes a lot of John’s storytelling embellishments at face value. The book tends to verge on hagiography a lot of the time, and is part of the “boost John, deflate Paul” problem, though not to the extent that Shout! is.
For all his faults, Philip Norman’s individual book on John (and even his individual book on Paul) are certainly much better, though definitely not perfect.
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